Monthly Archives: October 2010
Any damage to a powercord on a submersible pump is not repairable and is a safety hazard. Most impellers can be replaced but check with Customer Care to be sure you get the exact replacment. If your pump is tripping … Continue reading
You should cover about 60% of your pond surface with floating plants and plants with floating foliage. Too much light penetrating the water surface causes an overgrowth of algae. In addition to blocking UV light plants compete for the same … Continue reading
Fish and other biological activity slow down drastically once water temps drop below 50 degrees F. You can continue to run pumps for water features like fountain nozzles and waterfalls as desired but the fish and natural bacteria do not … Continue reading
Because they’re made from high-molecular weight polyethylene, preformed ponds resist freezing, and withstand the pressure of frequent freezing and thawing.
Before you purchase your liner, calculate an excess of at least 6-12″ of liner around the entire perimeter of the pond.
EPDM liners stay pliable in very cold temperatures because they are rubber based. EPDM liners are 45 mil think. However, PVC liners are lighter and easier to manipulate because they are plastic based. PVC liners are 20 mil thick.
We never recommend pool and roofing liner for use in water gardens. These materials are not produced with fish safe material and may kill your fish, water plants and other aquatic life.
Usually, green water indicates that too much light is penetrating the water, an excess of organic waste or a high concentration of fertilizer from runoff. An algae bloom in spring when the water temperature rises is to be expected. Use … Continue reading
Safety: Locate any underground utilities like electrical or gas lines. Familiarize yourself with local building codes regulating backyard ponds. The National Electric Code requires that a ground fault circuit interupter (GFCI) outlet be used to power fountain or pond equipment. … Continue reading